As reproductive rights supporters in Wichita celebrate the recent opening of Southwind Women’s Care Center, they also brace themselves for a new round of anti-choice terrorist actions.
The FBI is investigating two fires and the burglaries of reproductive health clinics around metro Atlanta as potential domestic terrorism incidences.
A series of arsons and burglaries in Georgia women’s health clinics makes it clear that anti-choice terrorism isn’t the result of “lone wolf” actors, but is the natural result of an ideology that has violent force baked into it.
The National Abortion Federation has sent out warnings to its clinics across the country urging vigilance.
Wisconsin. Perfect setting for the national conversation to finally address the domestic terrorism of anti-choice zealots.
Despite mounting threats to his clinic–and potentially his life–by
extremists with links to the murderer of Kansas Dr. George
Tiller, the DOJ has removed federal marshals that were protecting Nebraska Dr. Leroy Carhart.
The man who shot a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in D.C. was labeled by the FBI as a domestic terrorist, yet Scott Roeder, who assassinated Dr. George Tiller and who has been associated with a range of anti-choice groups that engage in violent rhetoric and clinic blockades has not. Should he be charged as a domestic terrorist? Many in the pro-choice community think the ultimate costs of doing so may outweigh the benefits.
The Bush Administration rarely used the existing law to prevent and combat violence against clinics and providers of abortion and other reproductive health services.
The feds will probably stop short of investigating Tiller’s murder as a terrorist attack. That designation would unleash vast federal powers to investigate large swathes of the radical anti-choice movement.
The last time a doctor was murdered in cold blood for providing abortion care to women, we were not in the digital age. Now, the Internet has allowed women who’ve had abortions to talk back.